Kate & Matt
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Loving couple in Slingerlands, NY looking to adopt a baby from anywhere in the United States.

We are a New York Couple from Albany County, NY Hoping to Start a Family Through Adoption!

Hello from the Greater Albany, NY area!

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to view our adoption profile and get to know us. We’re Kate and Matt from Slingerlands, NY which is located in New York’s Capital Region. We respect your courage and strength and are sending you our support while you make this challenging decision. Please know that if you do decide on adoption and give us the gift of parenthood, the child will be loved unconditionally and supported in every pursuit they choose. Our family and friends are excited to support us welcome a child through adoption into our lives. We hope the following information about us will give you a glimpse into the loving family and home that we wish to welcome a child. We welcome you to contact us with any questions as you move through this process. Thank you.

Kate & Matt

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About Us

We met in Albany, NY at a going away party for a mutual friend. We “hit it off” at first sight and have been together ever since then …. Which was 1998. After finishing our graduate degrees and starting our careers, we married in 2006. We are both active in community service and our local community. We have travelled the country and abroad and take great pride in restoring our 1890 Victorian home. We have always enjoyed an active life, including downhill skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, and kayaking.

We have a two-year old Wheaten Terrier named Champagne (Champs for short) who is extremely sweet and is known for cuddling, kisses and great with kids. Champagne is hypoallergenic, very friendly, and loves to play. We have a very large network of close friends and family nearby and around the northeast and we love to regularly spend time with them. There are many children in our friends and family, including adults and children who have been adopted. We look forward to growing our family through adoption.

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How to Get in Touch:

We are potential adoptive parents Kate and Matt from Albany County, NY.  We are currently looking to adopt a child. We may be reached through our adoption agency, Friends in Adoption and will gladly answer any questions that you may have for us. We are hopeful, eager, and legally approved to adopt a baby anywhere in the United States, and we hope to hear from you! 🙂
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About Kate

—as written by Kate herself

“I grew up in a very close, and very large, extended family. I am the youngest of four kids and each of my siblings have children for a total of six nieces and nephews. I also have 22 first cousins and they are all married and have children. Needless to say I have a very large family — and most are local in upstate New York — who I get to see often. I grew up in upstate New York, and spent summers at our family vacation home on the shores of Lake George, NY, swimming, hiking and being with family and friends.

I have a Master’s Degree and own my own business providing business and management consulting to private and not-for-profit companies across the region. I love running my own company and helping the companies I consult with to obtain their short and long term visions and grow their teams and businesses. My philosophy is ‘be better than you were the day before so you keep improving and evolving’ and ‘surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you.’

When not working, I love to work on interior design tasks to restore our 1890 Victorian, travel, downhill ski, golf, and read. I am a very good cook (at least I think so! LOL) and enjoy hosting gatherings for our family and friends. Some might say I am obsessed with Christmas time as I go all out with decorating and making the most of the holiday season.

I’ve always wanted to become a parent, and love spending time with our nieces and nephews, and our friends’ children. I am godmother to one of my nieces and to my best friend’s daughter. When the kids come over they know they will have ‘kid snacks’ and ‘kid toys’ so they will enjoy themselves. I also love to make them laugh and tease them in good nature!”

I’ve always wanted to become a parent, and love spending time with children.”

—Kate

About Matt

—as written by Matt himself

“I was born in Bethlehem, NY, just a few miles from where Kate and I chose our home. I always thought I would move ‘across the country’ as an adult, but when it came time for us to buy a house, the town and school district here are perfect for a family. I have three older sisters who have children, and was close to my siblings and cousins growing up. I am godfather to some of my nieces and cousin’s kids.

I have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Public Policy and I run a team providing programs and services to help home owners and businesses be more efficient and sustainable. I love my job and am grateful that I get to address climate change, but also help building owners and home owners build better, healthier and more resilient homes and businesses.

I’ve always loved working with my hands, and have spent countless hours restoring our home that was originally built in 1890. I’m particularly good at carpentry and landscaping, but have learned several new trades as I’ve worked through projects. I love to read and am an active outdoorsman. I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, places, and history.

As the youngest of my siblings and cousins, I grew up with most of them welcoming children into our family and lives. I’m excited at the possibility to welcome a child in our lives and hearts.”

I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures, places, and history.”

—Matt

Our Home

Our home is located in Slingerlands, NY, which is just outside of Albany, NY. The Town of Bethlehem School District is routinely one of the top 10 school districts in the state every year, with very successful sports and extra curricular activities in the district. Our home is one of the original Victorians in the area that was built in 1890. We are very close to a “rail trail” for walking, running, and biking, as well as walking distance to several parks and playgrounds.

We live in a walkable community with rich history, and have a nice yard, pool, and woods behind our house. We have redone most of the gardens and created year round perennial flower gardens that provide color and cut flowers, as well as a large organic garden that we harvest fresh vegetables for daily meals during the spring, summer and fall. Our family and friends consistently describe our backyard as “the oasis”, because it’s where we relax by our pool while we play games, eat, and socialize.

The neighbors are very friendly and welcoming, with a wide diversity of age ranges and backgrounds.

We are about an hour away from Kate’s family vacation property on Lake George, and visit many family and friends throughout the northeast.

Our Area (Slingerlands, NY):

Our Family

Our parents and siblings are all very supportive of our efforts to grow our family through adoption. Both of us came from larger families and have always wanted a family of our own. Both of our fathers have sadly passed away in the recent years, but we are blessed to still have our mothers and all of our siblings and their families.

We love to host family members and family gatherings on a regular basis, and we can’t wait to be able to introduce them all to a new child in our lives. Games have always been a large part of both of our family’s history. Kate’s family still gleefully cheers and talks about some of the momentous full family games from decades ago. We add a lot of levity into our game playing and life in general.

Both of us came from larger families and we can’t wait to be able to introduce them all to a new child in our lives!”

-Kate and Matt

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Our Friends

We think of our friends as family, and celebrate in each other’s wins and successes, and are there for each other whenever needed. Many of our friends’ children call us “Aunt Katie and Uncle Matt” when we walk in the door. The little ones generally squeal with joy to find out what treat or present Aunt Katie has brought them! Matt excels at organizing games for the kids, and even creating some new ones from time to time. Matt may in fact still be reigning “tag” champion in several neighborhoods. All of our friends are very supportive of our efforts to adopt a baby and are excited for more children to be welcomed into the games, fun, holidays, BBQs and special occasions that we share with each other.

Our Travels

We love to travel to new places around the country and internationally. One of Kate’s goals is to travel throughout Europe and explore the different cultures and museums. One of Matt’s dreams is to travel to and hike in every national park across the United States. Some of our best memories are of trips to learn about different cultures and the history of our nation. We plan to continue exploring the country and the world, and sometimes share these experiences with family and friends.

Our Fun Facts

Kate's Fun Facts

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Kate's Fun Facts

Occupation: Founder and CEO of My Consulting Firm
Hobbies: Skiing, Golfing, Running, Kayaking, Hiking, Interior Design
Places: Lake George NY, Boston MA, NYC, San Francisco CA, Paris
Foods: Green Smoothies, Salads, Veggies, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit, Steaks
Music: Ed Sheerhan, Zach Brown Band, Adele, Maroon 5, Mumford and Sons

Matt's Fun Facts

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Matt's Fun Facts

Occupation: Senior Program Manager for Energy Research
Hobbies: Renovating our Home, Building Adirondack Chairs, Gardening/Landscaping, Golfing
Places: Adirondacks, NY, Paris, London, National Parks
Foods: Potatoes, Eggs, Steak, Bacon, Mac-n-cheese
Music: Ed Sheerhan, Dave Matthews Band; 80s and 90s Rock

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Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and our adoption profile. We understand how difficult and important of a decision this is for you. We hope you feel the love and joy that we share with each other, with our family, and our friends, and would be grateful to share with a new child in our life. We are very excited to welcome a child into our family to love and support.

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Information About the Adoption Process:

We are potential adoptive parents Kate and Matt from the New York Capital Region. We are a loving couple eager to build our family as we hope to adopt a baby and share our love with a child. We have been legally qualified to be adoptive parents and will provide additional details about ourselves upon request. We are home-study approved! We are hopeful, eager, and legally approved to adopt a baby anywhere in the United States, and we hope to hear from you! We are very excited by the prospect of building our family through adoption! Please feel free to pass along our information by sharing our adoption profile on your social media pages, or email your friends. ~ Thank you!

We may be reached through our adoption agency, Friends in Adoption and will gladly answer any questions that you may have for us.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption for your unborn baby (or if you are considering placing an already born child), please know that Friends in Adoption (FIA), is kind, caring, friendly, understanding, and ethical. They are a nonprofit organization offering free adoption information for pregnant women considering adoption, without ever putting any pressure on you to make a decision.

Should you decide on adoption, FIA will provide you with the choices you have in creating an adoption plan that fits YOU and your needs. FIA will offer you great resources such as free counseling and free legal assistance. They will also support you with medical and living expenses, as the law allows.

All inquiries are confidential.

Kate & Matt

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